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Reserve Your Spot Today for the 2021 (Virtual) Conservation Breakfast!

Sign up to join us online for Wildlife, Wetlands, and We the People: Protecting the Quimper Wildlife Corridor on March 18 from 9 – 10:30 am. Together we’ll explore the wild green corridor that stretches across Port Townsend from Fort Worden to Middlepoint, and its impact on wildlife and our community. We’ll celebrate 25 years of community dedication […]

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Congratulations to Sarah Spaeth on Becoming a Certified Track and Sign Specialist!

Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships for the Land Trust has taken her love of wildlife tracking to the next level. In October, she became one of five women and less than 50 North Americans to be recognized as a certified Track and Sign Specialist. To do so, Sarah underwent a rigorous evaluation […]

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A Great Turnout at the Tidelands to Timberline 2nd Alumni Reunion

Nearly 45 alumni of the Tidelands to Timberline natural history course, part of the Land Trust’s Northwest Naturalist Program, attended the second alumni reunion on Thursday, November 7. Alumni attending shared a potluck meal, caught up with fellow cohorts from their class year, met alumni from other class years, and enjoyed an informative and entertaining […]

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Youth Corps 2019 — Bigger and Better than Ever

Seven high school students — three young women and four young men from four local schools — spent their spring break with us, learning and working on the land. During their stint as the 2019 Land Trust Youth Corps crew, they learned, hands-on, about land stewardship. We interwove lessons on topics like forest health, beaver […]

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“Tidelands to Timberline” Natural History Course

Join Jefferson Land Trust’s annual natural history course, Fridays from April 13 to June 1, to experience the amazing interconnections of diverse local ecosystems from the sea up to the mountains.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scotty Scott

Scotty Scott’s lifelong passion for nature fueled a 40-year career as a science teacher. Now she’s inspiring hundreds of students by volunteering with Jefferson Land Trust’s local school partnerships. “We need to think as brothers and sisters to all life and honor what nature gives us.” Scotty helps with everything from designing lesson plans to […]

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2017 Accomplishments Report

Thanks to your support, it has been an incredible year for protecting local farms, forests and wildlife habitat. Jefferson Land Trust is a grass-roots group founded on the involvement of community members. Together, we accomplish more than we ever could as individuals. This work is done on your behalf, with your help, and it is only possible through the passion and generosity of our community of supporters.

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Snow Creek School Day

A few weeks ago we headed out to Snow Creek with Blue Heron students to apply math and science lessons in the field. Students tested water quality in the stream, surveyed for macroinvertebrates, and put their math skills to work in a forestry lesson.

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Young Fry Salmon Release

We just had 150 first and second graders come out to Illahee Preserve to release the coho salmon fry they’ve been raising in their class.

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Kids Learning on the Land

We just had a big smile delivered to us at the Land Trust when a package of thank you cards from Blue Heron Middle School eighth-graders arrived in the mail. These kids had just attended the last of five field trips this year through the Port Townsend School District’s place-based learning initiative.

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